Keep the Bay Beautiful
A 501(c)(3) non-profit
Collecting E-waste and Plastic Bottles Worldwide
Keep the Bay Beautiful is a non profit Organization that advocates proper electronic waste and other household hazardous waste recycling. We do so by regular collections and spreading awareness about its impacts. Our goal is to expand awareness into different nations and create a sustainable environment for everyone in an efficient, accessible
In the past year, we have collected nearly 30,000 pounds of electronic waste. We then recycle thou waste at certified recycling centers. Our collection sites range from city libraries to local parks and neighborhoods. As of 2022, we plan to extend our cause towards collecting other household hazardous wastes like paints and pesticides
Electronic waste encompasses no unused electronics thrown in landfills. Unfortunately, there are many toxic chemicals inhabiting the waste, and when they enter the ecosystem, animals and plants are heavily devastated. In addition, e-waste in landfills is regularly shipped to 3rd - world countries, where many individuals are in contact with them. In effect, there are costly illnesses and as far as mortality.
Electronic waste (e-waste) can be considered household waste, even though its prevalence goes all the way to industries as well. However, there are several other products lying in our own homes that pose fatal risks towards our environment and health due to several toxins and substances present. Like e-waste, when dumped improperly into landfills, harms significant natural resources (water, agriculture, air) and increases CO2 emissions. Household waste products include paint, pesticides/herbicides, cleaning chemicals, pool chemicals, and certain home rennovation products.
Anyone can contribute our cause in just a matter of seconds. You too can properly recycle electronic and household waste by donating it to recycling centers, or you can promote proper recycling among friends and family. For the COVID-19 pandemic, you can make a difference as well. Contact our Facebook or email platforms to provide working electronic devices to the elderly and those in need.